Yeehaw is everyone ready? Do you have your card for your beloved mother and granny already? And what about the present packaging? Need a simple box idea, here we go, all you need is your gelli-arts gel plate for monotype printing, some glue and that’s what you get:
Cute isn’t it? You feel like creating one, you can join me and follow the step by step instructions. First I made a print with green using real leaves, you can already find them in the nature, can choose any type you like. Oh yeah, and I printed it on a white chipboard, because I knew it’s going to be a box.
As mine needs to make it for long distance (traveling more then 1000 km with mail) I applied some soft packaging inside, I found it in the local retailers’ shop for packaging materials.
I made a simple rectangle shape, without completely cutting down the corners. I used the corners to bend it in and glue it together, so it will hold my box stronger. For folding the box shape I used folding bone so the chipboard won’t break but fold nicely. I didn’t use any special packaging template, just my liner and my common sense. After assembling that was the result.
Phew managed and sitting!
Wow even that leaf print is sitting at the perfect place! It couldn’t be better…
And I even got a nice inner view. That leaf on the top sits so great, but still I would like to add some decoration. I made some gelli prints this time with red from sort of a flower from a spring time bouquet (don’t ask me the name, I am not good from botanics).
And I used my tattered floral die to cut flower petals from my prints. I assembled my floral petals and used a pin to hold them together. I arranged them on my box and finally I printed “Mum” on it with archival ink.
Hope you like my idea, hope my mother likes my box, there’s of course a present that comes in it, but yes, that’s between me and her, I am going to put it into a postal box and send it still today. Be careful Mr. Postman please!